High school senior Lloyd Dobler wants nothing more than to go out with beautiful and intelligent Diane Court. Lloyd attempts to win her heart over the objections of her over-protective father before Diane leaves for a scholarship in England.Written by
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It's hard to believe this is brought to us by the same man who brought us Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The two movies are totally different. One is a raunchy teen sex comedy about horny teenagers; ala Animal House. The other is a very serious John Hughes type youth appeal movie about very idealistic young people dealing with tragedy and stress as they start a new life together. See more »
Diane's father gets the news of her winning the Reed Scholarship by phone and rushes over to the nursing home to tell her. However Lloyd congratulates her on the phone for winning it the same day, saying he read about it in the paper. See more »
Written by Martin Gore
Produced and Performed by Depeche Mode
Courtesy of Sire Records / Mute Records
by arrangement with Warner Special Products See more »
It's a wonderfully written film, with equal acting, to remind us all of falling in love for the first time without all the hurt, mistrust and disbelief in oneself.
A wonderful film which made me laugh, cry and heavily identify with the first time I ever saw it. Then, some 13 years later, after buying it on DVD with faded memories, I watched it again and it all came back.
I laughed; I was moved; I cheered inside when things went well for the hero, and I even remembered things about my first love. Especially the shaking with happiness moment (Judith). This film has survived 13 years with me, and it's not all down to my own memories.
John Cusack and Ione Skye give such wonderful performances that are so believable there's not a second that you're thinking of them as actors. Everything they feel and do seems so real. John Mahoney portrays the over protective Father very well, and his understated struggle when he realises this is superbly done.
Cameron Crowe has excelled himself in capturing the feelings and moments that you can so easily identify with to make them just right, and seem so natural.
It's a wonderfully written film, with equal acting, to remind us all of falling in love for the first time without all the hurt, mistrust and disbelief in oneself. It even manages to provide one of the best endings I've ever seen.
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